Day 171: A Very Productive Decluttering Hour

I found myself with a spare hour or so this evening and started putting washing and other items away that had been left downstairs. As I went to put something in the spare room, my attention was drawn to the area of clutter in front of the window. I sort of knew what was there, but it just needed sorting and organising. It was mainly unwanted clothes from the girls’ rooms that I haven’t bagged up yet, along with plastic containers and bags full of paperwork, toys, games and books. Under there somewhere was also a broken wii drum set. It was a real mess and I was determined (and in the right mood) to make the corner look better this evening.

Corner of spare room before decluttering

As I picked each item up, I added it to the categories that I’d created over the other side of the room last week (this whole room is work in progress). I also moved the plastic tubs up against the wall as that made more sense, and on top of that I stacked some items that haven’t got categories or homes yet. As I mentioned in the kitchen decluttering blog the other day, it’s easier to sort things out when the area is tidy.

Corner of spare room after decluttering

Once everything was out of the way, I decluttered and wiped down the windowsill and could actually get to the window. I think that my husband must have been struggling to open this window while he’s been working. My daughter came into the room just as I had finishing and commented on how clear that side of the room looked and that she hadn’t seen the radiator in ages!

As a result of my very productive hour, I ended up with another couple of charity bags full of stuff, which I obviously can’t do much about at the moment so they are sitting with the other ones. I have also bagged up some clothes for my friend’s daughter so that I can give them to her after lockdown.

To finish the evening nicely, my daughter and I cuddled up and watched a lovely ‘feel good’ film called Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.

Until tomorrrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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6 Responses to Day 171: A Very Productive Decluttering Hour

  1. Congratulations! You did a great job! I love when I get motivated to do something like that. One of my biggest things is organizing things so that I don’t have bits of something here, bits there. It makes me a little crazy when I think I need to buy something then open a bin or something and there is a brand new “whatever”. Its all about organization.

  2. Great work but I think that took more than an hour! The Wii drum set if broken is a lost cause I think. no one repairs that type of thing around here at least.

  3. Anne says:

    How wonderful to look back on a job well done!

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